2021 Château Camparnaud Prestige Rosé
Wine has been made at Château Camparnaud since 1879, but it was in 2000 that the domain came into the possession of the Dutch wine expert Marnix Engels who, in collaboration with the noble Chevron Villette family, managed to realize a world-class domain. The AOP Côtes de Provence wines are produced ecologically, with respect for people and nature. Terra Vitis is a national federation of farmers, traders and industry experts under strict supervision of production methods and techniques. Together they strive for pure products of the highest quality while protecting nature for the next generation.
The wines made at Château Camparnaud belong to the absolute top and, given the small yields, are only available in the absolute top catering with the exception of Grandcru wines where you can also get these beautiful wines.
This Prestige Rose falls into the ranks of MIP (premium/Hydropathe), Minuity (Prestige and Or), Miraval and Chateau d'Esclans (whispering and rock angel) and is a bit higher in terms of level/quality. The Prestige is a blend of the typical Provence rose, namely Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tibouren and Rolle. In the glass, this Château Camparnaud Prestige has a beautiful light salmon pink rosé and of course this is also a rosé which is produced with respect for Man and Nature and is ecologically certified: Terra Vitis.
The grapes come from the Côtes de Provence vineyards, which are also ecologically certified. The vines are on average between 20 and 60 years old and they are one of the few to use a tri-optique so that only the best grapes make it into the selection. A Tri-optique machine is a very expensive machine and is a fairly recent principle that throws out the loose, corroded grapes on the sorting table and where the grapes are subjected to an optical analysis with a camera and removed if they do not have the preset shape. or have color. These are very expensive machines that are mainly used in Burgundy by the absolute top brands. The grapes are harvested at night and very early in the morning. This is done because it is still cool in the hot Provencal summer, so that the grapes can be brought to the Château as quickly as possible in order to monitor the freshness and avoid premature fermentation. All grapes are destemmed so only the best are in the wine. Only temperature-regulated stainless steel tanks are used for all wines, no wood, in order to let the pure expression of the terroir speak as much as possible.
The following steps are carried out in the Winery at the Château:
- vibrating plate for separating tank juice and grapes
- grape selection tri-optique: only perfect fruit advances to the next step
- cold treatment to prevent oxidation and color change
- cold stabilization of must for 7 days
- fermentation for 10 to 14 days
- the wine matures on its lees ('sur lies') with regular stirring.
- assembling different grapes ('blending')
- final bottling in bottle
The Château Camparnaud is very elegant, fruity and beautifully dry. In the nose there are mainly notes of fresh summer fruit with some raspberry, red currant, passion fruit and a hint of strawberry, but which also stands out in a spicy and somewhat mineral note. In the mouth the wine is round, fresh with a perfect acidity which makes this a great glass to enjoy, but gastronomically this is also a beautiful wine with spicy Asian food, a Paella or with a BBQ with beautiful products (delicious piece smoked salmon on the green egg) but goes well with many dishes in Mediterranean cuisine. In addition, the selection also makes it clear that we are not talking about just any rosé here, but about a top version that comes into your glass without poison, pesticides or fertilizers.
|Type of Wine||Rosé|
|Appellation||Côtes de Provence|
|Grape||Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Rolle, Syrah-Shiraz|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|